/ Alpine route with fixed ropes
The route is lined with fixed ropes which I'm new to, I'm wondering if it's normal practice to use the rope attachments as handy runners for quickdraws (presumably there are lots of big bolts/rings that the ropes run through).
Putting slings around the ropes sounds like an idea, although if you fell and the sling ran down the rope I guess there would be some risk.
If you fall anywhere in the Alps its a risk !
Yes, but with a snug prussik knot they won't move.
Klemheist though surely?
Does anybody else get excited for summer Alps trips this early?
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